Meaning of COMPETITION in English

COMPETITION

INDEX:

1. COMPETITION

RELATED WORDS

see also

↑ AGAINST/OPPOSE

↑ COMPETE WITH

↑ GAME

↑ TAKE PART/BE INVOLVED

↑ WIN

↑ LOSE

↑ GAME

↑ SPORT/GAME

↑ RESULT

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1. COMPETITION

▷ competition /ˌkɒmpɪˈtɪʃ ə n, ˌkɒmpəˈtɪʃ ə nǁˌkɑːm-/ [countable noun]

an organized event in which people try to do an activity or sport better than other people, especially in order to win a prize :

▪ He was awarded first prize in the National Poetry Competition.

▪ A spelling bee is a competition in which people try to correctly spell words.

win a competition

▪ A student from St. Paul won the speechwriting competition.

enter a competition

be in a competition

▪ Enter our free competition and win a weekend in Paris.

competition to do something

▪ They’re holding a competition to come up with a name for the new bridge.

hold/have a competition

▪ The company developing the site had held a competition to find a master-planner.

▷ championship /ˈtʃæmpiənʃɪp/ [countable noun]

an important sports event in which players or teams play against each other to decide who is the best in an area, the country, or the world :

▪ The sixth game of the World Chess Championship will be broadcast tonight on Channel 6.

win a championship

▪ At 17, he was the youngest player to win the Men’s Tennis Championship.

state/national/world etc championship

▪ Gutierrez said he has a plan he hopes will carry him through to his first world championship.

▷ tournament /ˈtʊəʳnəmənt/ [countable noun]

a competition in a sport or game in which each player or team plays a series of games until one person or team wins :

▪ an international golf tournament

▪ There’s a volleyball tournament at Sunset Park which begins today.

win a tournament

▪ Telford won the local five-a-side football tournament.

▷ contest /ˈkɒntestǁˈkɑːn-/ [countable noun]

a competition in which a person or team does an activity, and a group of judges decide which of them is the best :

▪ The event, held every four years in Fort Worth, Texas, is the country’s leading piano contest.

enter a contest

▪ Jake always enters the arm-wrestling contest at the local fair.

enter somebody in/for a contest

▪ Harriet decided to enter Henry in the cute baby contest.

win a contest

▪ Jack always wins the pub’s karaoke contest.

beauty contest

a contest in which judges decide who is the most beautiful woman

▪ She won several beauty contests when she was in her early twenties.

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